Matthew McConaughey’s star-studded Texas storm benefit has raked in $7.7 million (£5.5 million) and counting to aid in the recovery effort in his home state.
The Oscar winner, Matthew and his wife, Camila Alves, co-hosted the We’re Texas virtual event on Sunday (21Mar21) to raise money for those affected by the devastation caused by Winter Storm Uri last month (Feb21), with special guests including Willie Nelson, Post Malone, Jamie Foxx, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Megan Thee Stallion, the Jonas Brothers, Renee Zellweger, Selena Gomez, and Woody Harrelson.
More than half a million people have tuned in to watch the show since its premiere on Matthew McConaughey’s YouTube Channel and Texas’ Spectrum News 1, and the online fundraiser, which is still available to view, has continued to inspire people to dig deep, with $7.7 million raised by Tuesday, as donations continued to pour in.
All proceeds are being distributed to local organisations via Matthew McConaughey’s Just Keep Livin’ Texas Relief Fund. (MT/DL/LOT)